February 25th, 2021

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  • Small businesses getting help; Schweitzer

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Small businesses in Alberta are being offered a helping hand. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hinder small businesses, the province is offering supports to help owners through a tough time with additional pandemic support through a new financial relief program, the Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit, beginning in April. The Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit provides [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Blood Tribe members want election reform

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Blood Tribe members are calling for the reform of the current electoral system after about 300 people were not allowed to vote in the municipal election at the Lethbridge polling station back in November. A separate problem happened in Calgary when the location of the vote was changed the day [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Pizza is the ultimate comfort food

    Andrea Bourque-White, Library Assistant, Lethbridge Public Library People have been eating versions of pizza for centuries. What we know as pizza can be traced back to late 18th century Naples, Italy, but it wasn’t a family favourite like it is today. So, how did pizza become one of the world’s most popular foods? Back in [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Exploring life’s depth dimensions

    Many people no longer attend religious services. According to the sociologists, this percentage of people is increasing as the years go by. While many who are active in religious groups decry this trend, others of us want to warn “Be careful before you assume that we’ve rejected all sense of the Great Mystery!” I’m one [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Go low and slow part of cannabis safety

    Are you thinking of using cannabis? Are you already using? Cannabis is a psychoactive substance that has many short- and long-term health risks including: impairment, memory issues, mental health problems, lung damage and risk of dependency and cannabis use disorder. If you are using, ensure that you read the product labels. Know what and how [...] Read More »

    1 month ago

Local News

  • Multiple lawyers have been involved in property, weapons case

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Fort Vermillion man who was expected to resolve dozens of criminal charges, but then fired his second lawyer late last year, is still hoping to resolve his matters without having to stand trial. During a brief hearing Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, lawyer number three, Ingrid Hess, said she [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Taber mayor weighs in on town prospects for 2021

    Cole Parkinson Southern Alberta Newspapers It would be hard to find anyone who did find a new set of challenges throughout the year 2020, and Mayor Andrew Prokop counts himself among those people. With the vast majority of the year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Prokop reflected on the strange year that provided plenty of [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Facemask bylaw extended

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council voted to reject a motion from its Community Safety Standing Policy Committee which would have allowed the City’s current Temporary Face-covering Bylaw to expire on Tuesday as previously planned, and instead voted to extend the bylaw until at least April 30. As chair of SPC, Coun. Ryan Parker brought the committee [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Fighting with officers lands man jail sentence

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Trying to take on three police officers at the same time didn’t turn out well for a 43-year-old Lethbridge man. Daniel Edward Collier was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was stopped by police last month, after police noticed the vehicle had a burned out taillight and licence plate light. The officer [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • City student part of Daughters of the Vote

    Holly Kletke’s passions and her presence both in school and in the community have earned her a trip to Ottawa. Virtually, at least. The Lethbridge resident and student at the University of Lethbridge where she’s in her third year of education and music was recently selected to take part in the third iteration of Daughters [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago

National News

  • Desmond inquiry: psychologist describes spotty treatment, marital difficulties

    PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. – A former Canadian soldier who killed three family members and himself in 2017 received sporadic mental health treatment immediately after he left the military in 2015, a fatality inquiry heard Thursday. The provincial inquiry in Nova Scotia learned the Canadian Armed Forces had arranged for therapy to continue for Lionel Desmond [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • B.C. businessman dinged for illegal donation to NDP MP’s 2015 campaign

    OTTAWA – A British Columbia businessman who made an illegal contribution to New Democrat MP Peter Julian’s 2015 election campaign has been ordered to pay $7,500 to the receiver general of Canada. Elections commissioner Yves Côté says Robert Gibbs, co-owner of Romar Communications, provided free website development services to Julian’s campaign. Gibbs told Julian’s campaign [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Logging delay agreement for B.C. old-growth tree stand helps endangered spotted owls

    An agreement to delay logging of an old-growth stand of British Columbia forest is giving a one-year reprieve to one of Canada’s most endangered species. Just a tiny handful of spotted owls remain in the Canadian wild, with some estimates putting the number as low as three. B.C., the federal government and a First Nation [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • B.C. mayor says she’s sorry for online post that wasn’t meant to be racist

    POUCE COUPE, B.C. – The mayor of a village in northeastern British Columbia says she is sorry for an online post that was not meant to be racist against Indigenous Peoples, but now she wants people to stop bullying her. Lorraine Michetti, who was first elected in Pouce Coupe in 2016, said through tears that [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Public health agency investigating quarantine sexual assault allegations

    OTTAWA – The Public Health Agency of Canada is launching an investigation and reviewing its practices after two returning travellers were allegedly sexually assaulted during their mandatory quarantine periods. A spokesperson for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said allegations of assaults reported in the media this week are “really concerning.” Cole Davidson said the public health [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Parliamentarian: COVID-19 bill must lose minimum wage hike

    WASHINGTON – The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress, Democratic Senate aides said Thursday. The finding by Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber’s nonpartisan arbiter [...] Read More »

    18 mins ago
  • US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

    WASHINGTON – The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops. The airstrike [...] Read More »

    25 mins ago
  • US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-back militia

    WASHINGTON – The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were in retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops. The airstrike was the first [...] Read More »

    34 mins ago
  • White House seems averse to Senate minimum wage power play

    WASHINGTON – The White House seemed reluctant Thursday to pursue a Senate procedural power play to preserve Democrats’ bid to hike the minimum wage, as lawmakers awaited a decision by the chamber’s parliamentarian that could determine the proposal’s fate. Democrats were on track to push a sprawling COVID-19 relief measure through the House on Friday, [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Chief: Police heeded Capitol attack warnings but overwhelmed

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers pressed the acting U.S. Capitol Police chief Thursday to explain why the force wasn’t prepared to fend off a violent mob of insurrectionists even though officials had compiled specific, compelling intelligence that extremists were likely to attack Congress and try to halt the certification of Donald Trump’s election loss. Acting Chief Yogananda [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago